he Historic Shelby Foundation, Inc.
has been the premier catalyst for the preservation of Cleveland County's historic architectural resources since 1982.

The Foundation has accomplished a great deal with only volunteers and limited resources, including the expansion and creation of National Register Historic Districts, preservation of Sunset Cemetery, support of the Main Street revitalization program of Shelby, historic tax credit assistance, and support of the historic inventory. image:stained glass window from 19111 former Shelby City Hall

Historic Shelby has worked closely with Preservation North Carolina over the years to place protective covenants on several key buildings such as the Bankers House, El Nido, Masonic Temple, and Dr. Victor McBrayer house. Two properties were purchased by HSF in order to support historic preservation efforts in under served or transitional neighborhoods.

Attention has been given to both exterior and interior design elements, historic decorative arts and finishes including exterior and interior stylistic building techniques.

An award was won from Preservation North Carolina and North Carolina Department of Commerce for orchestrating the adaptive reuse of the McMurry-Moore House, a 1923 Colonial Revival house owned by the Cleveland County School Board, into the offices of the Cleveland County Partnership for Children. Also key are several National Register Historic Districts.

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Historic Shelby Foundation
P.O.Box 2321
Shelby North Carolina 28151
Email: info@historicshelby.org